Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu has called on youths engaging in cultism to renounce their membership or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.
Odumosu who was speaking with journalists at a press conference held at the State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja – Lagos, Wednesday said, ” Let me therefore, use this medium to sound a warning to members of those gangs and cult groups to either renounce their membership or be prepared to face the full weight of the law. This is a promise. And to parents and guardians of those youths, my message is simple, monitor the activities and movements of your children and wards and make sure that their mission on the public space are legitimate otherwise, they should steer clear.
” I therefore, call on everyone both old and young, rich and poor to join us in this noble fight. We must cleanse our communities off those few criminal elements who have threatened our social and economic well-being. Together we can subdue them”.
Odumosu who resumed duty as the 36th Commissioner of Police in Lagos on 14th November, 2019 said his mission as the Commissioner, Lagos State Command is to provide a safe and secured State that will guarantee the socio-economic well-being of the people and enhance their quality of life.
“This will be achieved through evolving a more courageous, dedicated, humane and professional police officers in the State.
“Our Policing plans for 2020 includes: Full implementation of Community based policing policies and strategies that will close the gaps between the police and the people, foster cordial relationship and build strong and effective partnerships; Visibility policing and prompt response to distress calls; Intelligence – led policing approach, professional and unbiased investigation of criminal cases and diligent prosecution; Respect for and protection of human rights and zero tolerance for corruption; Multi agencies collaborationand Capacity building for Officers and Men of the Command and enhanced welfare package”, Odumosu said.
He also used the occasion to express his appreciation to the Government and the good people of Lagos State for their support to the Command.
“I must sincerely appreciate our amiable Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, and his management team for their continuous support. I must commend the efforts of Officers and Men of the Command for their discipline, gallantry, unwavering commitment and dedication to duty. And to all the media houses in Lagos, we say thank you”.
Speaking on the achievements of Lagos Police Command under his watch in the last two months, Odumosu said it is worthy to note that, crime rate in Lagos State has drastically reduced within the period under review.
“From November 2019 to date, the Command arrested 114 armed robbery suspects and successfully foiled 72 armed robbery incidents”, he said.